Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you.
Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.
If you choose to see yourself as unloving you will not be happy.
You are condemning yourself and must therefore regard yourself as inadequate.
Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn presented once again, so where you made a faulty choice before you now can make a better one, and thus escape all pain that what you chose before has brought to you.
It is still up to you to choose to join with truth or with illusion.
But remember that to choose one is to let the other go.
Pain is illusion; joy, realty.
Pain is but sleep; joy is awakening.
Pain is deception; joy alone is truth.
And so again we make the only choice that ever can be made;
We choose between illusions and the truth, or pain and joy, or hell and Heaven.
~ A Course in Miracles.